Category: Gigs



AUGUST LINE UP 2015. 6th – .44 Pistol 13th – Oblivion 20th – Stealer 27th Adrian Gautrey & Friends FREE ADMISSION  – EVERY THURSDAY – BAND ON STAGE 9.15 PM.

Just in from Garry White: Jon has never failed to be less than brilliant at Bluefunk and this new line up couldn’t possibly upset that record with fellow ‘Hoax’ member Mark Barrett on drums, long time sidekick Dave Doherty on bass and Bennett Holland on keyboards. Armed with that information what else could you possibly […]

The ‘early bird’ advance ticket for The Big Blues Festival at The Atkinson, Southport – on 9th-10th October – is only available up until Saturday, 1st August. Acts appearing include The Nimmo Brothers, Tipitina, The Stumble, David Migden & The Twisted Roots and Marcus Malone. http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7bffaf03808b7e90102af7697&id=06de62b707&e=6b6b29b395

Following on from their ecstatically received shows at this year’s SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas and their first US tour in support of Alabama Shakes, SONGHOY BLUES will return to the UK this Autumn for a UK headline tour in October. The critically acclaimed Malian desert blues punk outfit will then return to London to play what will be their biggest London show to […]

Free blues festival at Tank Bar, St Helens, on Sunday, 9th August. 1.00 pm: TRISH WATT 2.30 pm: GED WILSON (pictured) 3.40 pm: SLEEPY JAKE SEGRAVE 5.00 pm: BEN “BLUES” WATERS 6.00 pm: CHRIS “MAN IN A HAT” MARTIN 7.30 pm: JOEY SHIELDS AND THE WHEELS TANK BAR, WESTFIELD STREET, ST HELENS, WA10 1QA

Joanne Shaw Taylor plays four North West gigs on her Autumn 2015 Tour, in Liverpool, Sale, Kendal and Clitheroe. www.joanneshawtaylor.com

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The JP Band play at The Pen Factory, Hope Street, Liverpool, on Thursday, 16th July at 10 pm. It’s just along from The Everyman . . .great place, lovely food, top ales.

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Next up for Alexander’s blues nights . . . Rufus Court, Chester Thursday 16 July – Lol Goodman Band. £5/£4 Thursday Summer Blues “Foundations rooted in the blues, firmly embedded in rock . . . a solid powerhouse rhythm section and a guitar virtuoso with a voice that sounds like it came from the Mississippi Delta. Top it off […]

Just in from Pete Evans: The next is gig is on Saturday, 18th July when amazing, powerful, driving trio, Moreland & Arbuckle make a welcome return after their superb gig last year. Having played at all the major American clubs and festivals, they have now started to win over the UK and Europe. Think along the […]

Copeland Stadium at Whitehaven will be the venue for a new and exciting ALL DAYER of live rock and blues music on 8th August. The bands include the Marcus Bonfanti Band, Sean Webster and the Deadlines, the Paul Rose Band, the Christian Sharpe Trio, and event organiser Ryan Burns’ own band Mama-Sang and the Robot, […]

On Sunday, 5th July, around 300 people attended ‘Blues for BB’ in Cockermouth, Cumbria,  organised by Andy Hills of Cockermouth Blues, with assistance from long-standing blues fan Graeme McGrory. This not-for-profit event, held in neighbouring pubs The Bush Inn and The Fletcher Christian Tavern, was a huge success. Even the sun came out to play […]

When this news gets out, it will undoubtedly excite blues-rock enthusiasts, lovers of live music and aspiring musicians in and around Clitheroe! Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Royal Southern Brotherhood will be playing at The Grand on Monday 20 July and with a very limited presence in the UK in 2015, this is most […]

The July line-up for BJs Rock In The Blues at The Minstrel, Chorley, PR7 3PQ 2nd: Papa Legba – (power rock blues trio) 9th: Feelgood – (Dr Feelgood tribute band) 16th: Ramshackle – (super blues rock band) 23rd: The Intercity Blues Band – (true, gritty blues band) 30th: Bridgewater Blues Band – (rockin’ blues band) ADMISSION […]

3Kings bring their lo-fi trance blues and rock ‘n’ roll to Alexander’s in Chester next Thursday, 2nd July, as part of the venue’s Summer Blues series. They take the hypnotic trance blues of the Mississippi Hill Country, as popularised by The Black Keys, and add fat blues harmonica and a hint of rock and roll. They […]

Just a little out of our region, but well worth a mention: Keighley Blues Club end their 10th anniversary season with a visit from The Mud Morganfield Band on Friday, 10th July. The eldest son of Muddy Waters will be backed, as ever, by his crack European band. Support on the night comes from Gary Boyle […]

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US singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years backing many traditional Alabama blues musicians in the US and Europe, including Eddie Kirkland, Jerry “Boogie” McCain and Willie King. Fronting her own band on her UK tour in June, July and August, she […]

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